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Choosing to Wonder

Thick fog rolls in from the Irish Sea. A tangible, visible manifestation of the fog encroaching around my heart. Threatening to snuff out the light and life; muffling the sounds without and within. I look out from the┬áprecipice…the vast expanse at my feet. I see… Nothing. Stress. Fatigue. Frustration. Confusion. Heartache. Its so easy to wonder why. Why is this happening? Why are they suffering so? Why...

A New Series for Christmas!

My dear friends, that time of year is upon us. The wondrous time where we remember miracles, celebrate hope…and tend to get bogged down in the details and stresses of entertaining, buying gifts – the perfect gifts, cooking inordinate amounts of food… Since having children, I’ve found it funny how the Magic of Christmas can be both renewed…and completely lost. Lost among the mundane...

I’d Have You Over, But…

Have you ever really felt like you needed to invite a friend or acquaintance over to your house for tea or coffee, but didn’t because the house wasn’t “right?” Yeah, me too. A lot. You see, I’m not what you would normally consider a “homemaker.” However, I’m redefining my definition of that word. You see, I’m learning there’s a lot more to cultivating a...

No Place Like Home

Few things bring more joy into a home than the holidays. The sights, smells, sounds and warmth of family joining together does a heart and soul more good than one could fully express. And few things can bring more loneliness, pain and heartache. Particularly if you are away from family as you celebrate. We have been out of the U.S. with our kiddos for almost four years now; before that we lived an 18 hour drive...

To Stay

My hands embrace the steaming cup. Liquid comfort in the form of a hot cup of tea mixed to perfection. Outside it rains, without raining. The air is visible. Tangible. A fine mist hangs suspended; covering all who would venture into her midst. Steam rises in front of me and I stay. Soon the fire will crackle in the iron stove; warming a home already warm with full hearts. The bell chimes and I want nothing more...

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